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American Soul 

The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.
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Series cast summary:
Sinqua Walls ...  Don Cornelius 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Jelani Winston ...  Kendall Clarke 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Christopher Jefferson ...  JT Tucker / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Alexa Whitaker ...  Waitress 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Phillip Mullings Jr. ...  Patrick Lorraine 8 episodes, 2019
Shannon Wallace ...  Private Nate Barker 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Perri Camper ...  Delores Cornelius 7 episodes, 2019
James Devoti ...  Brooks Donald 7 episodes, 2019
Iantha Richardson ...  Tessa Lorraine / ... 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Ashani Roberts ...  Andrea Tucker 6 episodes, 2019
Elizabeth Omilami ...  Ma Mabel / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Joseph Lee Anderson ...  Joseph Clarke 5 episodes, 2019
Kristopher Charles ...  Benny 5 episodes, 2018-2019
Dana Vaughns ...  Curtis 'Fresh' Edwards 5 episodes, 2018-2019


The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.

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An excellent piece of work depicting the greatest music TV show on Earth.
19 February 2019 | by 1Mr-BeeSee all my reviews

A fine chronology of the work of Don Cornelius. The man who gave America "Soul Train", an institution at the time with some of the finest songs ever made in the history of Music. A sad tribute to a legend who masterminded the most significant music tv show there has ever been. The dancers are excellent with the performances of the actors it is all above standard for a tv channel like BET to televise. Well worth a watch! Spend a few bob and enjoy the story of a legend.

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